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Big Design Market

Sydney Nimble Tours took the opportunity this morning to visit the Royal Hall of Industries which is hosting The Big Design Market (BDM). BDM has over 200 stall holders providing a diverse range of products including homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, life style products, tech accessories and gifts.

BDM is an annual event which is open for only three days a year in December with today being the last day. The entrance fee is a very reasonable $2! If you are in Sydney in December 2019 when BDM is on Sydney Nimble Tours can include a few hours at this venue in any one of our tours.

We will soon be releasing a register of forthcoming Sydney events and exhibitions in 2019 that may be of interest to visitors to Sydney.

The first stall holder photograph below displays the work Emma Klau, www.glassbyemmaklau.com a glass artist, from South Australia. The decanter in the photograph actually rotates if it is gently moved and rapidly breathes decanted red wine. The wine glasses similarly rotate. Congratulations to Emma on a unique design.

The second photo shows the work of talented photographer, Remy Gerega, which has been transposed onto tote bags and quick-dry towels. The photos taken from a helicopter provide a great aspect of the scenery below and most impressively the photos cover different areas of Australia, including remote parts of Western Australia.

The final photo shows the exquisite Colombian influenced chocolates and patisserie products of Esti Garcia.

Cleverly designed decanter and wine glasses by Emma Klau actually rotate

Cleverly designed decanter and wine glasses by Emma Klau actually rotate

Helicopter photography at its best

Helicopter photography at its best

Artisan chocolatier/patissier Esti Garcia and his exquisite products

Artisan chocolatier/patissier Esti Garcia and his exquisite products

Time to dust off the board

Dust storms do not generally occur in coastal areas of NSW but yesterday was the exception. Sydney was hit by gale force winds. The city was enveloped in a cloud of dust. The dust storm was brought by a cold front which moved through the western parts of NSW.

On a positive side surf conditions were excellent. Offshore winds and 3-4 feet plus of southern swell made for some very nice lines and quality waves. Curl Curl in particular had one of its best days in quite some time. Whilst Manly was also shapely it was smaller as it missed some of the Southern swell.

Sydney Nimble Tours visits Curl Curl, Freshwater, Manly, Bilgola and Palm Beaches on the Harbour, Northern Beaches and National Park Tour https://www.sydneynimbletours.com.au/sydney-harbour-and-northern-beaches-tour/

Please enjoy the photos of surfing glory at Curl Curl and Manly Beaches.

Manly Beach tube

Manly Beach tube

Curl Curl surf on the day of dust

Curl Curl surf on the day of dust

Boogie boarder carving it up

Boogie boarder carving it up

Going right late in day

Going right late in day

Manly hanging ten

Manly hanging ten

Sydney open

Sydney Open is presented by Sydney Living Museums and allows Sydneysiders and visitors to see 40 different buildings in the CBD of Sydney, over two days. Today (4/11/18) was the second and final day. Most of the open buildings would not otherwise be available for the public to inspect and enjoy.

The open buildings extend over a significant distance and it is not possible to see all 40 buildings in the 6 hour window period (10am-4pm). Difficult choices have to be made!

Of the buildings visited today by Sydney Nimble Tours the following were considered exceptional: 50 Martin Place; Baker McKenzie premises at Barangaroo (levels 44-46) and the AMP Building at Circular Quay.

Level 46 of Baker McKenzie’s premises provided outstanding views of Sydney, particularly to the south, west and north. Macquarie Bank is located at 50 Martin Place and provided access to wonderful art deco architecture on the ground floor whilst the rooftop area displayed sophisticated Australian artwork, super stylish boardroom and unique views of Martin Place.

The AMP Building has a box seat view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. The first photograph below was taken from the AMP Building; second and third photos are of 50 Martin Place foyer, fourth photo is Sydney Tower through the eye of a silver doughnut and the final photograph shows the turbulence created by a turning catamaran on Sydney Harbour.

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/sydneyopen

 

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Open Sydney - Art deco foyer of 50 Martin Place

Open Sydney - Art deco foyer of 50 Martin Place

Indigenous art and art deco staircase

Indigenous art and art deco staircase

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

Sydney Nimble Tours - wake of a catamaran on Sydney Harbour - photographed from level 46 of Baker McKenzie premises in Barangaroo

Sydney Nimble Tours - wake of a catamaran on Sydney Harbour - photographed from level 46 of Baker McKenzie premises in Barangaroo

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea for 2018 opens tomorrow (18 October) and finishes on 4 November. For any tourist to Sydney this is a highly recommended event. Be careful however on your timing as the area can get busy. A spokesperson for Sculpture by the Sea advised on the ABC radio yesterday to go after rain (not always easy), or between 3-7 pm on a weekday. Sydney Nimble Tours can organise for a visit at this time whether it be as part of a half day tour or the Eastern Suburbs, Woolloomooloo, Barangaroo day out. Some photos taken this afternoon from this year’s display are below.

https://sculpturebythesea.com/

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